We've often saved our paychecks in order to splurge on a handbag we're obsessing, only to walk around with a few bucks left in tow — a sacrifice we're happy to make. But in the spirit of the New Year, we're trying something different: a wow-factor accessory that still leaves us with a bit more than peanuts in our pockets.
Ornate, eye-catching, and an instant way to make any simple ensemble a bit more dazzling, this Miss Selfridge number has NYE written all over it. Admittedly, this won't be the classic handbag that you'll want to break out every day — maybe not even every weekend — but it will do the trick when you truly need a little bit of impactful arm candy. Now all that's left to do is confidently count down to 2013, without having to count your cash too closely.